Labeling the New Meats: Applying Preexisting Principles to the Regulation of Radical Products

Over the course of the coming decade, the perception of what it means to be “meat” is going to radically change. Plant-based meat products have begun to mimic the taste and texture of meat so accurately that they are quickly becoming an acceptable alternative to traditional meat. In the near future, in vitro meat (orContinue reading “Labeling the New Meats: Applying Preexisting Principles to the Regulation of Radical Products”

Returning Right-To-Farm Laws to Their Roots

In 2014, some unlikely culprits—four chickens—generated negative headlines for then-Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley, who was in the midst of a close campaign for an open United States Senate seat. After neighbor Pauline Hampton’s chickens roamed onto the Braleys’ property, the Braleys filed a formal complaint with the neighborhood homeowners association and allegedly threatened to sue.Continue reading “Returning Right-To-Farm Laws to Their Roots”

Property Law’s Search for a Public

Public spaces—streets, sidewalks, parks, plazas, squares, and the like—form a major component of the physical environment. Therefore, disputes over the use and management of these spaces abound. Courts analyze each such dispute individually through the prism of the discrete property law doctrine that appears applicable. The result is a hodgepodge of inconsistent rulings that tooContinue reading “Property Law’s Search for a Public”

Denialism and the Death Penalty

The persistence of capital punishment as a constitutional form of punishment in the United States reflects deep denialism about the practice and the role of the courts in regulating it. Denialism allows judges to embrace empirically contested narratives about the death penalty within judicial decisions, to sanction execution methods that shield and distort the painContinue reading “Denialism and the Death Penalty”